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. >> but to the prototype for obama care, the massachusetts health care plan created by mr. obama's former 2012 rival, mitt romney, in that first month, in that program, slow rollout, only roughly 100 people signed up. >> virtually every resident in the commonwealth is insured today. >> health care reform in this state was a success. that doesn't mean it was perfect right away. >> officials warn, the numbers would be low. >> that doesn't include those who enrolled in state exchanges. >> the state exchanges, which are essentially set up for free by the federal government in the states that accepted them, are doing very well. >> it's cranking out people that are joining up every day. >> over the last three years, internal obstacles and bureaucratic molasses threatened the whole enterprise. >> when you go to the pulse center and find out how many residents in that state are being helped, you only shake your head as to why we aren't doing that in every state of the union. >> all of this is in place right now. it is working right now. >> if there is a way that you can insure every one of your people or get them
that glitch. but at the end of the day, this is really the massachusetts plan. and ed, 97% of the people in massachusetts are insured. and that brings peace of mind and happiness. >> senator, what's your reaction to the supreme court taking up the contraception mandate? >> i think it had to be taken up, because as you know, there are court opinions all over the place. but i really want to make a case here. if this court is truly for individual freedom, it should think about the individual rights of the people who work in corporations all across america. it is their right to make a decision. and i don't know if you're aware of this. it surprised me to learn this originally. 50% of the people who take birth control, of the women, take it for a medical condition. and it prevents cancer and other gynecological problems. so if an employer is stopping you from that, they're going to stop you from getting your kids a vaccine, if their christian scientists. so i think -- look, i believe in a conscience clause, obama administration has one for religious institutions. but that's as far as it shoul
of a bunch of women in massachusetts and said, "no longer will these evil insurance companies be able to charge you women more." but when did you last go to the doctor? >> when did i go to the doctor? >> elizabeth is going to answer quite quickly. women go to the doctor much more often than men. maybe they're smarter or maybe they're hypochondriacs. they live longer, i don't know. you ought to be able to charge the people who use the services more, more. >> the affordable care act was a historic achievement for women's health on several fronts. women can't be denied for a gender-based preexisting condition. it covers preventative services up such as contraception and mammograms. but what gets stossel's mustache in a twist is the law brings an end to the discriminatory practice of gender rating, which allowed insurance to charge women premiums costing up to 150% more than their male counterparts. rates are calculated by risk. a healthy woman who regularly sees her doctor for preventive screenings is actually minimizing her risk. or, according to john stosel, she's a hypochondriac. take
committee yesterday about massachusetts' experience. massachusetts is ahead of us in all of this. they have done the same thing with what we like to call romney care. so they said it was the same thing. people usually tend not to sign up until the last minute. and nobody is due until -- nothing is available even until january 1st. there's no penalty until march 1st, which is months away. and if you're a small business coming in, you don't have to come until your existing policy rolls over, which could be a year from now. so i think we have got to be a little patient with the, you know, first two minutes of the game outcomes and predicting what the final score is going to be. >> well, obama care is going to be a big story in 2014. is there any parallel by the way it was handled by terry mcauliffe in virginia and the way the democrats and the mid terms should handle it in 2014? he didn't run away from it and his opponent was saying it was a referendum. the election was a referendum on obama care. how do you break that down, and what do you see for 2014? >> you know, it's hard for me to give a
this is working. president obama last week in a speech in boston, massachusetts, talked about what was unfolding in the state of kentucky, and said that pretty much this is the model. well, let me tell you something. this is the man right here, who is making it happen in the state of kentucky. this is the man who understands the vision, and is making health care a reality for kentucky residents. i sat down with the governor of kentucky today, steve beshear. governor beshear has been a big part of obama care's success in the state. as soon as the law was passed, he saw the vision. they got to work on the infrastructure for the exchange. they're up and running and it's working. he's cut through all the negative misinformation, and all of the lies that have been out there about obama care, and clearly explained to us today why this law is good, it's working, and it's great for the country as a whole. >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. thanks for coming to kentucky. >> it's good to be here. why is it so smooth in kentucky? >> well, our folks are the real heroes here, ed. the people that wor
, but they're better than the massachusetts numbers were in the first month. they're higher percentage of the uninsured who bought insurance. a lot of people are browsing. we know they're going to buy, much later. so those -- that's -- those are good numbers. i don't -- you know, it goes back to what the president said, and that now that we parse it, it wasn't true. and that's what's causing the trouble. if those -- if those representations hadn't been made, i don't think we would be having this controversy. but for president clinton to make it sound like, you know, it was written into the law that -- if you liked your policy you can keep it, to make it sound like the federal government made this promise, that's really not what happened. >> i also think stupidity and stubbornness are a horrible recipe. and so i don't know where else in people's lives they would fight to keep some crappy thing they have to pay monthly for when they are offered something better for the same price. >> that's not what's happening with everybody though of the. >> i a lot of people don't realize their plans
're seeing enrollment surging far faster than they surged, for example, in massachusetts, when romney care was established, which is after all, very much the model for this. secondly, and it's a little noted statistic today. 90% of the people who first went to healthcare.gov, and were -- couldn't get through, and who received notices from the government and went back, are now getting through, getting to sign up, getting the kind of coverage they need, and getting coverage at pretty good prices. what happens today in the polls isn't what matters. what matters is what happens six months and a year from now when this system is in effect and people are getting coverage. >> eugene robinson, what's the remedy here? bob shrum points to some very significant things happening. the polling numbers are what they are. but do the democrats, in your opinion -- eugene robinson, do they have to get out and tell more positive stories of things happening? what do you think? >> well, the basic remedy is keep calm, carry on, and fix the website. that has to be done. now, yes, democrats should be out there wit
foundation, implemented by a republican massachusetts governor, upheld by republican supreme court, and a year from now, i predict it will have helped one of the republicans at this table. >> valuable advice. no question about it. now, what if -- what if your small government-loving relatives complain about how the president is a big spender? >> well, you could use facts and remind them that as spending goes, he's not quite on the scale of previous presidents. "forbes" did show it's the lowest growth in government spending by any president since eisenhower. you can point out that ronald reagan grew the federal government by 61,000 jobs. and president bush did it as well with the department of homeland security. i think you might just want to blow their minds, ed, and say that back at the first thanksgiving, when the wamp and noag fed the pilgrims, they invented socialism, front documented immigrants and they will spend the rest of the night trying to process that. >> i think a lot of conservative relatives, though, have kind of given up on the fact, you know, that he's -- that they
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